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Photographing Wild Birds
Photographing Wild Birds

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Challenge: What Makes Me Happy (Standard Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM Lens
Location: Rocky Mountain National Park
Date: Apr 6, 2017
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1600
Date Uploaded: Apr 8, 2017

Male Mountain Bluebird. It was springtime in RMNP today. Once again, there were many mated pairs of Mountain Bluebirds in Moraine Park. They were feeding on insects crawling on the ground. After grabbing an insect, they would perch again... usually on a wax currant. The females were sitting tight near a cavity nest the pair has chosen for the season. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Canon EF400mm f/4 DO IS II USM +1.4xIII, 04/16/17 1:58pm, 1/1600s@f/5.6.


Place: 7 out of 60
Avg (all users): 6.2245
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 5.8462
Avg (non-participants): 6.6522
Views since voting: 427
Views during voting: 94
Votes: 49
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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04/17/2017 01:57:26 AM
I love the bokeh at f/5.6. I've been debating whether to buy Canon's 300mm or 400mm. This image leads me to believe the 400mm may be the better choice. (I can't believe that the "participants" gave this a 5.8462. Too bad there isn't a way to compare their votes with their own photos; I bet it would be a joke.) I've always enjoyed your images and the fact that you put detail in your comments.
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04/17/2017 12:42:41 AM
Beautiful photo.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/16/2017 08:24:51 PM
Very nice shot. Would love to know how you get such beautiful shots of wild birds.8
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04/16/2017 06:48:29 PM
Gorgeous bluebird. Nice job.
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04/16/2017 10:27:34 AM
Nice details. Not overdone.
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04/16/2017 02:04:22 AM
Ribbon for sure.
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04/11/2017 05:26:40 PM
lovely shot well done I think this would make any one happy
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